Monthly Archives: November 2015

home educating families and the local authority special needs department

Around a thousand children with a statement of SEN are home educated [LINK]. Parents variously described their dealings with the council special needs department as annoying, lonely, stressful, very good, or appalling, depending on where they lived and on the personalities involved.

“They don’t have a clue. It appears they put you in a deal with later box never to be dealt with. Then forgotten.”

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forced to home educate because of child’s special needs

It’s called “elective home education” but where a child has special needs, parents may feel the choice has been forced on them, and however much parents go on to devote themselves to home education and however positively it turns out, parents remain absolutely clear that their children have been badly let down.
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